§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the final totals for all financial claims under round one of the National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund were; and what proportion of the amount originally allocated this represents. 
§ Mr. Meacher
Information on the final totals for all financial claims made under round one of the National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund including the separate arrangement for London is as follows:
2002–2003 Capital Spend Allocated (£ million) 38.58 Actual Capital Spend (£ million) 30.74 Proportion Spent (percentage) 80 Revenue Spend Allocated (£ million) 11.42 Actual Revenue Spend (£ million) 10.47 Proportion Spent (percentage) 92
The underspend on the capital budget is due mainly to delays in the procurement of capital items such as vehicles and boxes. The Department is seeking end-year flexibility to carry forward the remaining capital budget (£7.84 million) so it can be spent by Local Authorities in 2003–04.